Android screen recorder gets this critical feature that may put it ahead of iPhones

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Key notes

  • Google plans to improve Android’s screen recorder, allowing selective app recording.
  • The update, spotted by insiders, is expected to roll out soon.
  • Additionally, Google also enhances the Copilot mobile app on Android with new features in Edge.

Debates on which phone has a much superior screen recorder have always been one of the hottest talking points whenever the ‘”childish” Android vs Apple discussion surfaces. Now though, it seems like the Android screen recorder gets an important update that could potentially make it better.

Google is reportedly working to bring a new feature that lets you screen record specific apps, unlike on iPhones where you can only screen record the entire screen. Folks in the insider community have spotted this feature, and it probably won’t take a long time until it arrives for the masses.

Take a look at the discovery, as shared by eagle-eyed @SaadhJawwadh on X (formerly known as Twitter): 

Built-in screen recorders for Android have only been around for a few years since Android 11 in 2020. Before that, Android users would have to rely on third-party apps, like XRecorder or AZ Recorder, to capture their screen.

Elsewhere, Google has also been working to improve users’ experience for the Copilot mobile app on Androids. We reported a few days back that Edge on Android now includes “Ask Copilot” and “Generate AI Images” options, easily accessible with a right-click